Miranda Jane Caird
Education: Distinction in Art at High School, Majored in Art at Wellington Teacher’s College graduating in 1992
Residency: A six week residency offered by the MacKenzie Country Arts Council in 2011.
Awards: Merit Award, the Great Waikato Art Show 2009. Open Class Award, Waimarino Art Awards 2010
Miranda is a full time Artist, based at Whale Bay, Raglan. Her work has found its way into private collections around the world, both with off shore Kiwis and visitors to New Zealand. In 2009, she was interviewed for nationwide Japanese television, with a viewing audience of 8 million people. In 2011 and 2012 she was included in group exhibitions held by Camden Gallery Of Fine Art at Camden Civic Centre, Camden, NSW, Australia.
Miranda is interested in events that have shaped the landscape from ancient times, when Zealandia broke away from Gwondana Land, through to the recent events of human habitation. She speaks about past and present in her work, creating striking pieces with a distinctly South Pacific feel.
Pattern and movement are strong elements in Miranda’s work. A variety of brush strokes, are used in both opaque and translucent layers, bringing vibrancy to the work. Clean lines define forms and provide clarity.
Her key statement about her work is “Painting is more about narrowing down the infinite, than it is about coming up with an idea.”.